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Old 11-20-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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So I locked myself out of my Camaro

I cant seem to find my main set of keys I have looked for hours on end and tore my house apart searching for them :(

I woke up this morning and noticed the spare is sitting in the passenger seat. The alarm is armed and the doors are locked.

Not sure what I should do now I am thinking of calling the dealership I want to avoid damaging the door or anything like that.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Call onstar if you kept it

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Use the onstar mobile app to unlock the car if you have active onstar. Or just call them.

If you don't have those then it will be roadside assistance from gm.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #4
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Didn't keep Onstar after watching the Hennessy videos I was a bit paranoid on getting it.

Wondering if it will be cheaper ordering Onstar or just getting a new key somehow
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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Activate the is star for the shortest period and then let it lapse again. It'll be cheaper then dealing with the dealership.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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Thanks alot guys I appreciate the quick advice alot.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #7
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Okay, sorry to sound like you mother here, but... if the doors are locked, and the alarm is armed, then your "main set" of keys MUST be around somewhere! Retrace your every move, look in the dirty clothes pile (in the pocket of your jeans), check the tool shed (where you used the house key to pry open a can of paint), ask your prankster kids if they are playing a hilarious practical joke, pull the cushions out of the couch, look in the fridge right behind the mayo (because you were on the phone when you made the bologna and cheese sandwich, and didn't even THINK about setting the keys in there), look under the bed (the cat was playing with them, since they smell like a bologna and cheese sandwich), look in your work boots (since they may have been dropped into that dark crevasse), and hope hope hope that you didn't actually leave them in the trunk when you slammed that lid down.............................................. .................................................. ............(Lost my keys a few weeks ago... found them hanging in the shed, where I had hung a sack of cargo straps on the wall: When I lifted the sack up, apparently, one key on my ring was dangling out of my pocket, and "hooked" on the bottom of the sack (has a loop there)... lifted the keys right out of my pocket, where they dangled until hours later when an half- insane guy found them)
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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Okay, sorry to sound like you mother here, but... if the doors are locked, and the alarm is armed, then your "main set" of keys MUST be around somewhere! Retrace your every move, look in the dirty clothes pile (in the pocket of your jeans), check the tool shed (where you used the house key to pry open a can of paint), ask your prankster kids if they are playing a hilarious practical joke, pull the cushions out of the couch, look in the fridge right behind the mayo (because you were on the phone when you made the bologna and cheese sandwich, and didn't even THINK about setting the keys in there), look under the bed (the cat was playing with them, since they smell like a bologna and cheese sandwich), look in your work boots (since they may have been dropped into that dark crevasse), and hope hope hope that you didn't actually leave them in the trunk when you slammed that lid down.............................................. .................................................. ............(Lost my keys a few weeks ago... found them hanging in the shed, where I had hung a sack of cargo straps on the wall: When I lifted the sack up, apparently, one key on my ring was dangling out of my pocket, and "hooked" on the bottom of the sack (has a loop there)... lifted the keys right out of my pocket, where they dangled until hours later when an half- insane guy found them)
this,,

how is the alarm armed with the keys inside of the car?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #9
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I remember A C5 member had the police unlock his Camaro at a show by sliding
a slim jim under the drivers door glass all the way to the unlock button on the
console and unlocking it.
Of course this does not work on cars with the unlock buttons on the door.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:59 AM   #10
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If you really cant find the other key, and don't have triple a or another similar roadside service I would activate onstar for a month.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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I more interested in knowing what you were doing last night that put you in such dire straights this morning

But seriously Onstar is your friend. Or call GM roadside assistance. Or AAA. Or keep looking for your other key...here's a hint, it's always in the last place you look.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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I more interested in knowing what you were doing last night that put you in such dire straights this morning...
I was sort of thinking along those lines, too... wondering if Doug is missing, if there's a tiger in the bathroom, and if maybe somebody is suddenly and mysteriously missing a tooth. I'd say, check the roof!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #13
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I was sort of thinking along those lines, too... wondering if Doug is missing, if there's a tiger in the bathroom, and if maybe somebody is suddenly and mysteriously missing a tooth. I'd say, check the roof!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #14
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Honestly I have looked around my entire house under couch cushions searched the interior mechanisms of my recliner searched the heat vent searched the dirty clothes pile the spare bedroom another vehicle I drove in yesterday. I even searched a garbage can.

As for how it was armed. I simply walked in my house yesterday after lunch put my keys somewhere after arming the vehicle with the spare set on the passenger seat.

I called Onstar without access to the blue button inside the vehicle they cannot give me a subscription they said and referred me to GM Customer Service. General Motors said I am covered and wanted to send a Locksmith out. I am not going to allow someone to use one of those tools for my vehicle. It may potentially damage the paint and lining.

Right now unless Onstar is willing to take my VIN and information and let me subscribe while my vehicle is locked I have no option but to call the Dealership after searching for a few more hours and having a new key made.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:35 AM   #15
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i've locked myself out before by leaving keys in the trunk.........

Luckily I had onstar to unlock
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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Didn't keep Onstar after watching the Hennessy videos I was a bit paranoid on getting it.

Wondering if it will be cheaper ordering Onstar or just getting a new key somehow
Whats the paranoia about onstar??? Unless your doing something illegal and dont want to be traced, who cares? Plus you wouldnt be in this predicament now!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:49 AM   #17
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Honestly I have looked around my entire house under couch cushions searched the interior mechanisms of my recliner searched the heat vent searched the dirty clothes pile the spare bedroom another vehicle I drove in yesterday. I even searched a garbage can.

As for how it was armed. I simply walked in my house yesterday after lunch put my keys somewhere after arming the vehicle with the spare set on the passenger seat.

I called Onstar without access to the blue button inside the vehicle they cannot give me a subscription they said and referred me to GM Customer Service. General Motors said I am covered and wanted to send a Locksmith out. I am not going to allow someone to use one of those tools for my vehicle. It may potentially damage the paint and lining.

Right now unless Onstar is willing to take my VIN and information and let me subscribe while my vehicle is locked I have no option but to call the Dealership after searching for a few more hours and having a new key made.

Sorry to hear about being locked out of your vehicle ZZZ. Unfortunately without connecting through the Blue OnStar Button there is no way for us to connect to the vehicle to send the signals. It doesn’t have a connection through your VIN it's the unit itself that we need to activate. Hopefully you can find a locksmith that can unlock it without any damages. If you need any assistance locating a locksmith OnStar can locate one in your area for you.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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Honestly I have looked around my entire house under couch cushions searched the interior mechanisms of my recliner searched the heat vent searched the dirty clothes pile the spare bedroom another vehicle I drove in yesterday. I even searched a garbage can.

As for how it was armed. I simply walked in my house yesterday after lunch put my keys somewhere after arming the vehicle with the spare set on the passenger seat.

I called Onstar without access to the blue button inside the vehicle they cannot give me a subscription they said and referred me to GM Customer Service. General Motors said I am covered and wanted to send a Locksmith out. I am not going to allow someone to use one of those tools for my vehicle. It may potentially damage the paint and lining.

Right now unless Onstar is willing to take my VIN and information and let me subscribe while my vehicle is locked I have no option but to call the Dealership after searching for a few more hours and having a new key made.
IIRC,new keys are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.

Don't be surprised if a new key programmed for your car is around $150.00
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #19
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how much is a new windonw?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #20
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When you do get a new set of keys or find your old ones, maybe you should get one of those old 'clapper' or whistle gadgets to add to the keychain.

We all lose things from time to time,but what I hate is when I'm sitting at my desk, put something like a pen down, turn around IN my seat to do something, turn back around WITHOUT leaving my seat,and can't find the darn thing!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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This sucks. If there is no rush, then don't force anything. The keys will show up. As good ole mom used to say when I "lost" something, "well it didn't just grow legs and walk away." Relax, you're already late, slow down. Take a break from looking. I always find stuff after a good break.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:58 AM   #22
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I remember A C5 member had the police unlock his Camaro at a show by sliding
a slim jim under the drivers door glass all the way to the unlock button on the
console and unlocking it.
Of course this does not work on cars with the unlock buttons on the door.
A long enough version might be able to operate the unlock button on the opposite side door.


FWIW, never leave any keys inside the car, either in the interior or in the trunk. Keep the spare key in your pocket except when you need it to get at the main key that you locked yourself away from.

FWIW #2, if the remote unlock is on a fob that's separate from the key, don't keep them both on the same keyring.


At one time or another, I've managed to lock keys on the wrong side of car doors, house doors, and car doors when I wasn't at home. Poo happens to us all from time to time. And duplicates, even extra duplicates, are cheaper than dealership or locksmith calls (not to mention lots faster in solving the problem).


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Old 11-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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I long for the day when the custodian's retractable metal keychain becomes fashionable, or at least acceptable, for all...
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #24
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So what do you guys wager is my best bet right now? Dealership? How long does it usually take to have a new key made?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #25
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So what do you guys wager is my best bet right now? Dealership? How long does it usually take to have a new key made?
break the small right back window and get something long enough to push the unlock button. that window can not cost no more than $75. or pay the dealer $150 for a new key
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